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Bryan M. Saltzman, MD

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Sports Medicine | Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Bryan Saltzman is a sports medicine provider specializing in adolescent and adult complex sports medicine, as well as knee, shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Saltzman has particular interest in:

  • Knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Meniscus repair/transplantation
  • Shoulder instability/labral repair
  • Rotator cuff repair 
  • Throwing shoulder/elbow pathology including “Tommy John” reconstruction

With his well-regarded research prowess (named an Avant Garde Health “Top 1% Orthopedic Researcher” in the U.S.) and over 150 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Saltzman has a passion for treating athletes and non-athletes alike of all types and ages, from the budding youth athlete up through the weekend warrior, with a desire to get individuals back to doing the things that make them most happy. He continues to have a number of ongoing research efforts including significant grant funding in ACL/knee ligament surgery, and is a participant in multiple multicenter research trials alongside other knee ligament specialist surgeons across the world.

Dr. Saltzman received his MD from Rush Medical College with AOA Honors and remained in Chicago at the esteemed Rush University for his orthopedic surgery residency. He completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship at the prestigious OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, where he provided Orthopaedic team coverage for such professional teams as the AAA Minor League Baseball Charlotte Knights and the NFL Carolina Panthers. He was recruited to stay at OrthoCarolina, where he began his practice caring for patients in Charlotte and around the Southeastern U.S. He was the director of sports medicine research, served as the head team physician for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers Men’s Division I athletics (American Athletic Conference), and for the Stumptown Athletic (NISA league professional soccer team). He was perennially named to North Carolina’s and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” lists.


Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Community Health Alliance
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
Community Health System
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
  • IU Health Plans Medicare Advantage
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Select Health Network
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details


Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

ACL Reconstruction, Meniscus Repair, Patellofemoral Surgery, Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction, Cartilage Transplantation & Restoration, Meniscus Transplantation, Osteotomies, OrthoBiologics, Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair, Latarjet, Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Ligament Reconstruction, Tommy John Surgery, Triceps, Distal Biceps Repair, Revision ACL Reconstruction, Knee Ligament Injury, Knee Cartilage Injury, Kneecap Dislocation, Patellar Dislocation, Patellar Instability, MPFL Reconstruction, Patellar/Quadriceps Tendon Rupture/Repair, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Patella/Kneecap Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Instability, SLAP Repair, AC Joint Seperation/Injury, Clavicle Fracture/Fixation, UCL Reconstruction


School of Medicine:

Rush Medical College Rush University, Chicago, IL


Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians

Links & Awards

    • Professional Awards/Achievements: North Carolina¿s Top Orthopedic Surgeon: Findatopdoc.com (2022);EOA/EOEF Anil Ranawat Donor Grant Award (2021);ASES Top Ten Scientific Papers (2021);Business North Carolina Magazine: Top Doctors (2020);American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine(AOSSM) 2020 Award for Excellence in Research (2020)
    • Professional Awards/Achievements: Top 1% of Orthopedic Researcher All-Stars (U.S.A.): Avant Garde Health (2024);North Carolina¿s Top Doctors:Charlotte Region (2022-24);Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2023-24);Arthrex Global Research Grant¿Principal Investigator (2022- 23)


Research Publications
* Information provided by PubMed